Individual module study and immersion

Choose 1 or more modules to suit your interest, budget and schedule.

Module 1 –Teaching Methodology and Introduction

  • Teaching methodology and pedagogic model for this training
  • What is experiential anatomy/embodied asana?
  • What is embodiment? What is somatics?
  • Introduction to somatic inquiry and what it means to inquire
  • Embodied philosophy: the kosha model from the Taittirīya Upanishad

Module 2 – The Breathing Body and Yoga

  • What does it mean to befriend our breath and how can it help us?
  • Introduction to using gravity and space in asana practice
  • Embodying the dance of the diaphragms
  • The language of seeing and understanding bodies: part 1
  • Breath-related restorative practice
  • Cellular intelligence, cellular resonance, and cellular touch
  • Embodied philosophy: Finding and taking support through the sutras
  • Putting it into practice: small group teaching

Module 3 –The Fluid Body and Yoga

  • What does it mean to embody fluids in a yoga practice and how can they help us?
  • How do we connect and move from our physical and energetic core bodies?
  • The art of intuitive alignment
  • Mobilising the fluid body
  • How to break down asana from a pre-vertebrate developmental perspective: refining the teacher’s ability to see, speak, modify, repattern and touch.
  • Embodied philosophy: samskaras, patterns, habits and repattering
  • Putting it into practice: small group teaching

Module 4 – The Organ Body and Yoga

  • What does it mean to be organ-ized in a yoga practice and how can that help us?
  • Embodying organic support in asana and restoratives: heart/lungs, digestive tract, kidney/bladder, intestines/legs.
  • Tending and befriending our emotional core body
  • Working with process: how to develop inner resources for life’s speedbumps
  • Embodied philosophy: the practice of metta and cultivating loving-kindness
  • Putting it into practice: small group teaching

Module 5 – The Skeletal Body and Yoga 1

  • What does it mean to embody bones in a yoga practice and how can they help us?
  • Embodying spinal integrity: how to move and use your spine in an optimal way
  • Introduction to embryology and the embryological midline
  • Understanding pathways of weight and balanced joint space in the spine
  • Caring for your sacro-iliac joints: part 1
  • The language of seeing and understanding bodies: part 2
  • Spinal clinic for teachers: troubleshooting common spinal injuries and what to do about them
  • Embodied philosophy: exploring oneness

Module 6 – The Skeletal Body and Yoga 2

  • How do the feet, hands, arms and legs relate to the spine and to each other?
  • Embodying and understanding the shoulder and pelvic girdles
  • Understanding pathways of weight and balanced joint space in the legs and arms
  • Embodied anatomy: exploring the role of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia in movement part 1
  • Ask the embryo: embryological bone spirals
  • Caring for your sacro-iliac joints part 2
  • Teacher’s clinic: trouble-shooting common joint injuries and what to do about them
  • Putting it into practice: small group teaching

Module 7 – The Muscular Body and Yoga

  • Connective tissue continuities – how muscles fit in to the continuum
  • Embodied anatomy: exploring the role of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia in movement part 2
  • Acquiring strong and balanced muscle tone safely through an asana practice
  • Dealing intelligently with the ‘s’ word (stretching)
  • Core muscle practices and muscle classification versus ‘one muscle’ theory
  • Retraining muscular reflexes
  • The language of seeing and understanding bodies: part 3
  • Embodied philosophy: principles of practice from a philosophical perspective
  • Putting it into practice: small group teaching

Module 8 – The Fascial Body and Yoga

  • Introduction to fascia as the integrating matrix of the body
  • Fascial continuities (anatomy trains)
  • Fascia as the body’s largest sensory organ
  • Fascia as fluid
  • Understanding bio-tensegrity and tensile load
  • Training fascia: movement sequences and more
  • Fascial clinic: troubleshooting common misunderstandings
  • Putting it into practice: small group teaching

Module 10 – The Body of the Nervous System

  • Embodying & understanding the nervous system
  • Balancing active and restorative practices for the nervous system
  • ‘Trauma informed’ yoga
  • The role of sensing and feeling in a yoga practice
  • Vagal tone and polyvagal theory
  • The role of memory, safety, fear and desire
  • Putting it into practice: small group teaching
  • Embodied philosophy: being in the here and now

Module 11 – The Vocal Body

  • Presence and the voice
  • The power of spoken experience and how to become an effective communicator
  • The relationship between voice and other body systems including the nervous system
  • Practices to both strengthen and release the diaphragms
  • Speaking, grounding, gazing and breathing
  • Vocalising exercises as preparation for speaking and teaching

Module 12 – The Fluid Body 2

  • How do we experience the fluidity within form and vice versa?
  • What does it mean to embody our inner fluid rhythms and innate adaptability?
  • How to consciously channel and mobilise fluids with specific healing intent
  • Fluids as part of all body systems
  • Cultivating more movement choices
  • Embodied flow: developing creative fluid sequences

Need more information? What to do next….

  • We will announce details of our next training soon. Please contact [email protected] to register your interest, sate your curiosity or ask your questions. See you downstream!
  • Want to have an experience of the practice? Check out Lisa’s sample online classes on Ekhart Yoga, see her YouTube Channel or listen to hear on a podcast.
  • Contact our Training Co-ordinator at [email protected] with any questions. We are happy to organise a phone call to answer your individual queries, help you plan your training or customise your learning. Please request our logistics document for suggestions relating to travel, subsistence and accommodation.
  • Once you’re ready, request an application form and submit it with your deposit payment in the link above. We’ll get back to you within two weeks of receiving your form. Upon acceptance, you’ll receive a welcome pack, reading list and full payment details. We’ll refund your deposit if you are not eligible and if possible try and help you find a more suitable course.
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Registration, Logistics and Practicalities

Venue
Loreto Abbey, Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland

Training Times
10.00-13.00 and 14.30-17.30 each day with the addition of a supervised practice from 08.00-09.30 on days 2 to the last day on all modules.

Registration
Registration is open from 9.15 on the first day of each module

Eligibility

In order to apply, you need to be a qualified Yoga teacher or a dedicated and experienced student of Yoga with a regular practice of over 5 years. Otherwise, all we ask of you is…..enthusiasm to learn, innate curiosity, a sense of humour, an open mind and openhearted love of Yoga

Deposits and Fees

Modules may be booked individually if a) you wish to gain insight and inspiration into a particular field of study or b) you intend to complete the full 350/500 hour course and be accredited over more than one iteration**

We’re reviewing our fees and structure at the moment. In previous iterations each four-day module costs €500. We asked for a deposit of €200 per module, payable on application, to secure your place. The balance payment of €300 for an individual module was due two months before the start date for that module or on acceptance.

You cannot book Integration 1 without completing all the previous 8 modules, or Integration 2 without completing the previous 12 modules.

**If you plan to join us over more than one course delivery and complete the full 500 or 350, please note that we retain the right to make changes to the course format, costs and location. Courses run approximately every two years.

Certification

This training is certified with Living Yoga. Certificates of attendance for each module will be awarded to students who wish to use the course for CPD/CEU’s with their professional accrediting organisation.

‘Two words come up for me a lot when thinking of my experience on the LYATT: curiosity and permission. I learned so much about the body and all it did was stoke an endless curiosity and wonderment in my own. Permission because there was always space to explore my own experience without there being one right answer. All of this shifted my teaching from a mode of ‘do this, feel that’ to ‘try this and what do you feel?’ This shift, which was a scary one, has been so worth it, seeing the impact on my own practice and my students’ practice, and it continues to ripple out into all areas of my life.’

Nicole Minogue, Yoga Teacher

‘This was the first Teacher Training that enriched my life as much of the mat as on it. It helped me to embody the theoretical knowledge that I been gathering for 15 years as a student and a teacher. My practice and teaching took on a new direction and a new depth. My students have journeyed with me as enthusiastically and passionately as myself, ever curious about the fruits of the training. This work is like a very quiet but powerful revolution.’

Tanya Gillen, Yoga Teacher

‘This training is a prolific immersion of contemporary anatomy and the human body’s relationship to the universe as a whole. Those with passion for Yoga or any aspect of the human body and mind’s architecture will reap in abundance, being inspired and challenged in all or any of the modules offered amid its faculty of passionate international teachers, all of whom conduct ongoing research and investigation in their individual field of expertise.’

Clare O’Connor
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